Diwali 2021

Happy Diwali!! Celebrations are slightly delayed as the kids have been at school and we have only had a week to prepare for Diwali this year!




Kids have loved making:


- Mistaan





We made weetabix barfi. The receipe is below:

Ingredients

Preparation time: 30 to 40 mins Setting time: overnight Makes: 75 1” square pieces

220g Weetabix roughly crushed (this is 12 biscuits)

125g Marie biscuits roughly crushed

80g mixed nuts (I used almonds, pistachios & cashew) coarsely ground

50g dessicated coconut

2 tsp ground cinnamon powder

397g condensed milk (one can)

125g butter

1 tbsp ghee (clarified butter)

Method

1) Crush the Weetabix and Marie biscuits in a large bowl (we did it by hand). Grind the mixed nuts in a food processor and add to the bowl with the other two ingredients. To this add the remaining dry ingredients and mix well and keep aside.

2) Melt butter and ghee at low heat in a heavy bottom pan. Grease the thali or baking tray to be used and keep aside. Once the butter and ghee has melted add the condensed milk and mix switching off the heat. Once combined, pour over the dry ingredients and mix well.

3) Spread and press the mixture into the greased tray. I used the back of a small flat bottomed bowl to do this after initially using my hand to spread it evenly in the tray. Leave overnight to set fully and cut into pieces, store in an air tight container in the fridge. It keeps well for about a month (if it lasts long enough and not eaten).

- Diyas


Normally we would do salt dough diya's and then paint but we have been doing these for a few years so this year I bought air drying clay and we molded the diya's and stuck sparkles on them.


- Reading books.


Anay managed to read a book to his sister and Daddy read to both. One to recommend is the Jai Jais Diwali book. One of our absolute favorites.


- Making rangolis


I chose not to use coloured powder and instead coloured rice which I mixed with paint overnight to allow to dry. It is less messy and we used paper stencils that I printed to help make the rangolis.





- Doing sparklers!


Yes stuck on potatoes! Safety first :)


We have loved making various Diwali sweets at home and getting the kids involved into the Diwali spirit! I have to admit that whatever we do it is not too long so as to avoid the kids getting bored from the activity!


Diwali 2021 that's a wrap!

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